Karl George Burgess is the Operations Manager and Founder of BD14 LTD, a Manawatu based professional solutions company which was established in early 2014. Prior to this, Karl George Burgess had worked as a truck driver to fund his way through university at Massey and it was while he was driving at this time that he saw a gap in the industry for quality drivers. However is would be some years before Karl would have the confidence to create a solution to the problem he had identified.
Karl George Burgess went back truck driving after being forced to sell his farm and soon realised that the industry hadn’t changed and that there was still the need for quality drivers and service. Once again, Karl’s work ethic and will to succeed became the determining factors in him creating something, and this is how he came to establish BD14.
BD14 has been developed to supply transport companies with high standard professional drivers. Karl believes passionately in delivering excellence to his clients and because of his supreme service and hardworking ethics he has seen BD14 grow and develop rapidly over its first 6 months. He has engaged with many local transport companies and is proud to now be the sole provider for two of the largest companies within New Zealand. When employing drivers Karl always looks for the drivers who show real pride in their work and take the time to go that little bit further. He believes that the success of BD14 is due to the passion and hard work of his “team mates” who all strive to deliver excellence. Karl never asks or expects his drivers to do anything he hasn’t already done. However he does expect his drivers to go that extra mile and deliver excellence to the customer.
Because of this, and good old fashioned ‘word of mouth’ BD14 has flourished. BD14 has now begun to expand out of the area and into the Wellington and Picton regions and also into New Plymouth. Karl has created BD14 to be a tight team effort and gives his drivers full credit for the success of his company. BD14 is now employing around 20 full time drivers and 10 part timers; however these numbers keep growing due to high demand. Karl and the team wish all their customers a happy Christmas and safe holiday driving.